Our mission

SPARC Europe’s mission is to create change and build a better scholarly communication system for the future.

Our work

Our work is focused on achieving an open scholarly communication system. We believe we can best do this by:

  1. Working with policy makers to influence Open Access policy development at national and European levels
  2. Collaborating with other organisations to build effective networks of strong voices that can make change happen
  3. Building a network of European Open Access advocates who want to promote access to Europe’s research outputs for all
  4. Providing support for policy development and implementation through lobbying, policy advice, policy development tools and EU project work
  5. Developing advocacy tools to help raise awareness about openness and to help train your researchers and students to increase access to research
  6. Providing the Open Access community with up-to-date information on the latest developments in scholarly communication and Open Access

Learn more about our work.


Governance and management of SPARC Europe

SPARC Europe is governed by a Board of Directors. This is an eminent group of individuals well known within the European research library community.

Day-today running of the organisation is the responsibility of the SPARC Europe team.

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